Muhammad Wilkerson, who has been inactive for the last two games due to what Todd Bowles said is a coach's decision, will be a game-time decision for Sunday's season finale against the Patriots, Bowles said on Wednesday.
Wilkerson has been benched due to showing up to the team facility late on Dec. 14, the third straight season in which Wilkerson was benched for being late to a team meeting.
Although Wilkerson has practiced during the weeks he's been benched, Bowles reiterated last week that it was up to him whether or not Wilkerson will suit up again this season.
"It's all a coach's decision," Bowles said last week, according to NJ.com's Darryl Slater. "It's my decision. I'll take it. We talked [with the front office], but eventually, it's my decision.
"Everybody healthy practices. He didn't know he was going to play. I didn't know he was going to play."
Wilkerson is in the third year of a five-year, $86 million contract. The 28-year-old defensive end has totaled 46 combined tackles, 3 1/2 sacks and one interception this season.
It is unlikely Wilkerson, whose $16.7 million salary for 2018 becomes fully guaranteed if he gets hurt or if he is on the Jets roster as of the third day of the new league year in March, will be a Jet next year.